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Pakistan angry at US for adding Kashmir group to terror list

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:46:55 GMT2017-08-17T14:46:55Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's foreign ministry has expressed anger and disappointment over Washington's move to designate a Kashmir militant group fighting to end India's rule in its area as a terrorist organization....

With gun salutes, Pakistan marks 70 years of independence

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:50:33 GMT2017-08-14T12:50:33Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan kicked off a day of celebrations on Monday marking 70 years of statehood and independence, the festivities beginning with gun salutes in the capital, Islamabad, and in each of the four provincial capitals....

Suicide bomber kills 15 in southwestern Pakistan

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 19:09:13 GMT2017-08-12T19:09:13Z

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a military truck Saturday with a bomb killing eight soldiers and seven civilians in the southwestern city of Quetta, an official and the military said....

Wife of deposed Pakistani PM to run for parliament

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:49:33 GMT2017-08-11T17:49:33Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A lawmaker from Pakistan's ruling party says the wife of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will run for a seat in the parliament - the same seat that was left vacant after her husband was disqualified from office by the country's Supreme Court for concealing assets....

First US woman to summit K-2 in Pakistan says she's 'proud'

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:33:10 GMT2017-08-11T17:33:10Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The first American woman to scale the world's second-highest mountain - Pakistan's dangerous K-2 summit - said on Friday that it was a "proud moment" when she hoisted the U.S. and Pakistani flags at the top of the mountain, long been considered "savage" for all climbers....

Family bonds survive India-Pakistan split, but for how long?

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:24:21 GMT2017-08-11T08:24:21Z

NEW DELHI (AP) -- I was 9 the first time I traveled on an airplane, in 1986. We were headed to Pakistan, a country that was foreign yet held a part of us....

Key events in India-Pakistan relations since Partition

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 05:54:13 GMT2017-08-11T05:54:13Z

India and Pakistan have had testy relations at best since independence. Some key dates that helped define the South Asian nations:...

Remembering Partition: 70 years since India-Pakistan divide

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:24:55 GMT2017-08-10T08:24:55Z

It's been 70 years since India and Pakistan were carved from the former British Empire as independent nations, a process that triggered one of the largest human migrations in history. Overnight, Hindu and Muslim neighbors became fearful of one another. Mob violence broke out, leaving hundreds of thousands dead. Some 12 million people fled their homes - including Hindus afraid they would not be welcome in the newly declared Islamic state of Pakistan, and Muslims worried they&apo...

AP Explains: 70 years of India-Pakistan tensions unresolved

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:23:20 GMT2017-08-10T08:23:20Z

NEW DELHI (AP) -- When the British ended two centuries of colonial rule on the Indian subcontinent in August 1947, they left a jigsaw legacy - the vast country of India flanked on either side by a newly created Pakistan split in two parts. Excitement over independence was quickly overshadowed by some of the worst bloodletting the world has ever seen, leaving up to 1 million people dead as gangs of Hindus and Muslims slaughtered each other....

Sethi elected chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:02:05 GMT2017-08-09T13:02:05Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Newly-elected chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi says one of the challenges for him is to bring back international cricket to Pakistan....